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Dulwich Hamlet
Needham Market
Sat 7 Oct 15:00 - The Bostik Football League - Premier Division Full time Attendance 2,417

Marketmen beaten on the road.

Two first half goals saw Needham Market lose their second away league game in the week in front of a huge crowd of 2417 on Non League Day.

Picture shows Adam Mills striking his 34th minute penalty (Picture Credit: Ben Pooley)

Saturday's 2-0 loss at high flying Dulwich Hamlet made it three defeats in a week for the Marketmen, with a host of injuries and misfortune and hampering their season so far.

In front of a bumper crowd of 2417 at Champion Hill, two first half goals ensured Dulwich continue to pile the pressure on league leaders and big spenders Billericay Town.

Needham welcomed new signings Adam Mills and Mikhail Hastings into the starting eleven. Mills, having signed from Sudbury earlier on in the week, had the games first chance when his header was saved.

But, as the half progressed the hosts began to have chances of their own. Nyren Clunis and Nana Boakye-Yiadom both had opportunities to score when well positioned.

Danny Gay had to be at his best to deny Nathan Ferguson on 20 minutes as the breakthrough appeared imminent.

Having set his sights previously, Ferguson made no mistake with a strike into the bottom corner, from outside the penalty area on the half hour mark.

Needham were handed a golden chance when Marc Weatherstone clattered into Jack Simmons in the penalty area. However, Preston Edwards produced a fine save to deny Mills.

The Reds were left to rue this missed opportunity and on the stroke of half time Dulwich doubled their advantage. Boakye-Yiadom with a smart finish, from a Ferguson through ball.

Half Time: Dulwich Hamlet 2-0 Needham Market

After an exciting first period, the second half was a bit of an anti-climax in comparison.

'The Pink & Blue Army' looked content with their 2-0 lead and although they had few further efforts on goal it was plain sailing for them.

Luke Ingram, who played in defence, midfield and as a striker in this match, brought a good save from Edwards late on.

Full Time: Dulwich Hamlet 2-0 Needham Market

Needham have a timely break now and are without a game on Saturday. Their next match is away at Hendon on Tuesday 17th October.


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73:00 Sub On
Kieran Turner is substituted on for Needham Market
73:00 Sub Off
Jamie Griffiths is substituted off for Needham Market
64:00 Sub On
Max Booth is substituted on for Needham Market
64:00 Sub Off
Ryan Gibbs is substituted off for Needham Market
45:00 Sub On
James Carragher is substituted on for Needham Market
45:00 Sub Off
Mikhail Hastings is substituted off for Needham Market
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  • James Carragher Sub On 45:00'
  • Mikhail Hastings Sub Off 45:00'
  • Max Booth Sub On 64:00'
  • Ryan Gibbs Sub Off 64:00'
  • Kieran Turner Sub On 73:00'
  • Jamie Griffiths Sub Off 73:00'

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League table

# Team Pl Pts
16. Harrow Borough 34 40
17. Brightlingsea Regent 34 38
18. Needham Market 34 37
19. Dorking Wanderers 30 37
20. Lowestoft Town 35 36
21. Worthing 34 35
22. Tooting & Mitcham United 36 34

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